Place Ste. Catherine
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  • Sint-Katelijne • 3 min walk
  • De Brouckère • 4 min walk

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4.0 of 5 bubbles818 reviews
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Very good
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Kawaii D
The Netherlands249 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Personally I only liked the sight of the church, the rest of the surounding is a bit lifeless and grey. Maybe it is nicer in summer, but it was bad in winter.
Written 15 May 2024
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david n
Manchester, UK4,669 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Just behind our hotel, this place was lively with pop-up food stalls and the usual cafes spilling into the cobbled area. Really nice.
Written 6 May 2023
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Hannelore H
United Kingdom280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
A lovely church and surrounding square with sculptures, a fountain and some colourful fish murals too.
Written 27 April 2023
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Seagoat1959
Peckville, United States23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
The church isn't worth a special trip, but the Ste. Catherine area of the city is an easy walk, and a little quieter, with some excellent cafes. The area behind the church is in decline, or struggling to make a comeback, hard to tell which.
Written 1 April 2023
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Brad
Hong Kong, China1,72,618 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
This is the small public square situated in front of St. Catherine's Church to the northeast and Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains to the southwest. It seems there is a weekly Wed food market held here as well as annual Christmas markets in December.

Otherwise, the square has tree lined seating as well as cafes with alfresco seating. You can pop in for a drink and meal before/after visiting St. Catherine's Church. In addition to the church, there is a free standing Baroque tower just beside and one of the old watchtowers (Black Tower) from the original city wall fortifications just behind the church. These are worth seeing while in the area. Then carry on with other intended sightseeing nearby.
Written 20 November 2022
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Herbert C
1,349 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Despite the various reviews commenting on the vibrancy of this public square, I did not feel that when I made my way there during a weekday afternoon; definitely not the kind of buzz that I felt in Grand Place and the thoroughfares around it. Place Ste Catherine is anchored by Saint Catherine’s Church and surrounded by numerous bars and restaurants. Perhaps due to routine maintenance, the shallow pool on the square has been dried up, which further brings out the blandness of the place. Unless you’re here for a meal or drinks, this place is good for a quick look-see, then proceed to your next destination.
Written 13 November 2022
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steveandpatty3
Orlando, FL63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
A beautiful part of the city, St Catherine is full of vibrancy....nice restaurants, a nice square with water feature for a fun picnic. Highly recommend.
Written 7 September 2022
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Ugo C
Reykjavik, Iceland747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This square is surrounded by lots of attractions and points of interest. Old buildings, a Ferris wheel, lots of restaurants, cafés, etc. You will want to be here for at least 1-2hrs
Written 27 June 2022
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Valerie P
Hot Springs Village, AR118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Visit the area for lunch or drink and enjoy walking around St Catherine's. Once a thriving parish now one to enjoy from the outside.
Written 21 June 2022
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK8,31,422 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
The area known as St Catherine is a wonderful and fun area to visit and one of it's liveliest area's is Place St Catherine ,a square that's always a joy to visit .
I love visiting here ,the square is dominated by the beautiful St Catherine Church ,a truly wonderful looking church ,the architecture around the square is fantastic ,one of the big attractions here is the great array of pubs,bars,cafés and restaurants around the square ,it's a fun and vibrant square ,it's very popular ,it's most definitely well worth checking out if you're planning a trip to Brussels.
Written 3 June 2022
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